BACK TO SCHOOL
It’s almost time to head back to school (some of you may be back already). Time to start thinking about a healthy breakfast and lunch so you can do your best in class. Here are a few recipes that will give you plenty of energy throughout your day.
Whole grain bread- 12 slices with crust taken off Eggs- 1 dozen Bacon- 1 package precooked bacon Butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Grease a muffin tin with butter and place one slice of bread into each hole pressing down in the middle. Press bread slices into each hole of a greased muffin tin Crack one egg directly onto each slice of bread. Precooked Bacon Heat bacon in the microwave according to directions (about 1 minute) and place one cooked slice into each egg Place one slice of precooked bacon into each egg Bake until egg is just cooked, or until desired consistency- yolk runny, about 10 minutes; slightly runny, about 13 minutes and cooked thoroughly, about 17 minutes
Easy Breakfast Parfait
A burst of fresh fruit, crunchy granola, and healthy yogurt makes this a quick and delicious way to begin your day!
- fresh blackberries (or other fruits/berries)
- bananas, peeled and sliced
- granola (or other favorite crunchy cereal)
- yogurt – you choose the flavor
- grated coconut
- nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
- honey or agave nectar
- pinch of ground cinnamon
Layer the ingredients in a small bowl or jar (clear is nice since it looks so gorgeous). Eat or refrigerate for later. This works well in a thermos for lunch as well. adapted from: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-breakfast-parfait/
Peanut Butter, Jelly & Apple Rolls
Super fast and easy, this recipe could be substituted with any kind of butter (Almond, etc.) or hummus and apples as well. Kids can make their own lunch with this recipe!
Whole wheat tortillas
Good quality peanut or other butter
Jam or jelly
Thinly slice apples
Spread peanut butter on one side of tortilla, add a layer of jam or jelly. Arrange apple slices down center of tortilla. Roll like a burrito and put in a toothpick if necessary to hold together.
This is much more fun to eat than a normal sandwich. Include some of your child’s favorites.
Crackers or Pita bread
Cut up veggies, such as snap peas and baby carrots
More healthy lunch ideas:
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READS
Back to School Splat by Laura Bergen
When Splat comes home from the first day of school, his homework is to pick one fun summer adventure to share with his class, but how can he pick just one?
Daddy’s back-to-school shopping adventure by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
When Mommy and Daddy take Jake and Jenny back-to-school shopping, they are determined to stick to their list but when Mommy steps away, requests for items not on the list abound, including one from Daddy.
Cool lunches to make & take: easy recipes for kids to cook by Lisa Wagner
Describes how to cook lunches with these easy-to-cook instructions, tools, and ingredients needed. Kid Friendly!
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